Conservative author and economist Thomas Sowell dismissed the concept of “systemic racism” Sunday, saying “it really has no meaning.”
“It really has no meaning that can be specified and tested in the way that one tests hypothesis. It does remind me of the propaganda tactics of Joseph Goebbels in the age of the Nazis, in which he was supposed to have said that people will believe any lie if it’s repeated long enough and loud enough,” he said. (RELATED: Leo Terrell: ‘Embarrassed To Be A Democrat After DNC Plays ‘Race Card’ With Mount Rushmore)
“That is what we are getting. It is one of many words, I don’t think even the people who use it have any clear idea what they are saying. Their purpose is served by having other people cave in.”
The National Football League has pledged $250 million over 10 years to “combat systemic racism” in the game.
The noted economist said the protests, rioting and looting that have spread across America over the past two months have little to do with activists wanting to help communities as much as they do with ideologues pursuing a political agenda.
Sowell said the irony of activists who say that want to destroy invidious racial and class distinctions is that they just change the meaning of words and create new social and class distinctions, leading to a new segregation “their own stores that they alone can shop in.”(RELATED: Civil Rights Activist: Left Is Not Fighting For Social Justice But For ‘Anarchy’)
“What I see is if the election goes to Biden then there is a good chance that the Democrats will then control … all two branches of Congress and the White House and considering the kinds of things that they are proposing, that can well be the point of no return for this country.”
Biden has said he supported reparations for descendants of slaves and immediate action to combat “institutional racism.”